Montage Book

What to do with all the non-professional pictures from your wedding weekend or anything else important to you. Instagram has blown up so much over the last year.  Personally, I think hashtags is one of the reasons.  I love a good hashtag.  I loved having a hashtag for our wedding weekend because I was able to see the weekend from other people’s point of view.  The day after the wedding, P…

Mac and Cheese that’s fit for Bikini Season

I love mac and cheese. I love every and any variety (except for truffle and lobster – I know–I’m weird).  From blue box to gourmet and everything in between.  It’s true comfort food to me.  When I’m having a hard week or getting over a cold – all I think about it ooey gooey melty cheese in all ways but especially in baked macaroni and cheese.   I’m in the middle…

Are Dogs Color Blind?

I was always told that dogs are color blind.  Last year I dyed my hair from blond to red and when I cam home Brewer jumped off the bed and growled until I spoke!  From then on I was convinced that dogs were not color blind.  I read an article that confirms this. It turns out that dogs are able to see colors; only not as many colors than people….

Monday Inspiration

Happy Monday! I added a few decorations to my office last week. I’ve been looking for a motivational quote to inspire me while I’m at work. I finally found the quotes I was looking for and put a metallic gold washi border around it.  I sit directly in front of them with my computer screen off to the left a little.  If I can’t have a window – I’ll happily…

Test Tube Wedding Favors

P and I had the hardest time figuring out what we wanted to give for favors at our wedding.  We definitely wanted something that people would appreciate and actually use but most importantly we wanted it to feel like us.  Since we are opposites in so many ways it was really hard, until we decided to embrace our differences and work with that theme.  Finally we decided on homemade seasoning…which…

Spicy Man-garita

My husband P likes things hot.  Well not the temperature but he likes his food really spicy.  He’s always looking to make what I make “better” which just means hotter.  He is totally a craft beer guy and I am totally a “whatever looks best” cocktail girl.  He almost always just sticks to beer but the last few date nights, he has tried a spicy tequila cocktail and he’s hooked…

Wedding Signature Cocktail

Signature cocktails are really important to help set the tone of a wedding.  Lately it’s one of the go to questions “Are you having a signature cocktail — what is it?” Here’s how I figured out which drink to choose. Our venue had 3 beers on tap that were constant but one there was an open tap so we were able to choose a signature beer.  I left P in charge…

Bruschetta Chicken Salad

Hello friends!  It’s been over a week since my last post which was not intended. But last weekend the internet was down at our house and this week was a really busy one at work.  By the time I got home each night I was too exhausted to post.  But I’m back! One of my favorite week night dinners in the spring and summer is bruschetta chicken.  It’s a really…

Root Beer that’s Beer

As you may have noticed, I like to use alcohol in my baking and cooking.  I find the flavors of a liquor or beer help add a complexity that sets my food apart from other people’s.  In general I love being just off of center.  My MIL describes me and “classic with a funky twist” which is the hugest compliment.  My new favorite drink is exactly that – a classic…

Summer means reading

Its Memorial Day weekend which is the unofficial start to summer in Jersey and one thing that summer always means to me is summer reading! What I’m reading now: “In the Garden of Beasts” by Erik Larson ~ with all his books it’s slow to get into but I love time period (right before WWII) and the plot: Americans go to Berlin during the rise of Hitler.  I’m only 15% in…